Crewel work.

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I was waiting in the outpatient waiting room for Cancer Screening at
M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Lord Love us, a woman was
working a hoop in the next chair.

I asked if she was doing CX, and she responded, "No, that means I have
to count, and I'll be damned if I'm going back to that!"

She was doing a crewel piece, but some of the stitches were large
cross-stitches. Before I could tell her of the Sistine Chapel piece, I
was called.

Good news: No Melanoma. I'm clean!!

But it proved to me: stitchers are a clan.

tbtg! Lord love us, we all need it.

Alex, with blessings to all.


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On Mon, 30 Aug 2010 18:28:27 -0500, Alex Corvinus

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First, glad to hear you are good to go.   Second there is a crewel
stitch, long armed cross stitch used in crewel.

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snipped-for-privacy@fl.it wrote:
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I sometimes use cross stitches in crewel pieces, but only as a filling
stitch.

Olwyn Mary in New Orleans

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On Mon, 30 Aug 2010 20:58:52 -0300, snipped-for-privacy@fl.it wrote:

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The "X" that caught my eye was about 1/2" across, as part of a border.

Alex

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On Tue, 31 Aug 2010 09:45:25 -0500, Alex Corvinus

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Lol, yes, I don't recall using one that large !

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On 8/30/10 7:28 PM, in article snipped-for-privacy@4ax.com,

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I've found many stitches are shared among the various needlearts - ribbon,
counted thread, surfacework.

Cheryl


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Very glad to hear that you got a clean bill of health. I've always
wanted to try Crewel and Needlepoint, Bargello but nobody I know knows
how. I bought the Carolyn Ambuter complete book of needlepoint
thinking that I could teach myself some stitches but I've been waylaid
by the counted cross stitch piece Sleepy Hollow (the one with the
Headless Horseman carrying his pumpkin head).

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The Art of Crewel Embroidery by Mildred Davis is my favourite crewel
book - old, too old for an ISBN number - but found usually on places
like alibris.com.    Carolyn Ambuters canvas book is also excellent.

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snipped-for-privacy@fl.it wrote:
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I like "Erica Wilson's Embroidery Book."  Also out of print, but
available on the second hand sites.  It covers a wide range of different
embroidery styles and techniques.

Olwyn Mary in New Orleans

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On 9/3/10 6:53 AM, in article snipped-for-privacy@4ax.com,

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I'm going to add the Davis book to my "wish list". I have the Ambuters book
and love it.

C


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On 9/4/10 7:09 AM, in article snipped-for-privacy@4ax.com,

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Saw some rain and a little wind. My Mom on Cape Cod saw a little more wind,
but nothing much compared to past storms with less press.

Cheryl


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On Sun, 05 Sep 2010 07:32:30 -0400, Cheryl Isaak


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Came ashore just south of Halifax at hurricane strength, having
crossed very warm water.  Unfortunately a man I know lost his life
trying to save a boat, he was such a sensible man I can't believe he
tried to do it.  Ran a boatyard.

It was a miserable day, had to keep the windows shut because of
driving rain and the temperature was hot and humid.  Lots of lovely
old trees uprooted in Halifax.   I was good, my camera and I did not
leave the building.

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On 9/5/10 7:38 AM, in article snipped-for-privacy@4ax.com,

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That is sad news. His boat or one in his yard.

Glad to know you are fine!

C


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On Sun, 05 Sep 2010 08:15:04 -0400, Cheryl Isaak
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I have the feeling that where it happened it likely was a boat
belonging to someone else and he probably knew they were away etc.
Very sad anyway.

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I have the Ambuter book in my collection too.   I wonder how many of us own
it?

Lucille
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I've got a copy. I see this book all the time at used bookstores.

Donna in Virginia

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I think it had a very large printing as I bought mine new in one of
those mall book sales.   It was already discounted, which made me
happy!

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